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Taiwan president calls for international support to defend democracy

Taiwan president calls for international support to defend democracy

The remarks come amid a tense trade standoff with the USA and just days after Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen rejected President's Xi's call of Taiwan's re-unification with China. He said this could...

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Khashoggi's murder: Saudi Arabia holds initial hearing

Khashoggi's murder: Saudi Arabia holds initial hearing

Quoting a U.S. official, Reuters has reported that Pompeo will underscore USA support for allies, counter-terrorism cooperation during Middle East visit. The State Department said Pompeo will visit ei...

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A Visitor Died at Yosemite National Park During the Partial Government Shutdown

A Visitor Died at Yosemite National Park During the Partial Government Shutdown

The National Park Service has a $12 billion backlog of repairs including a massive water pipeline project at the Grand Canyon. "It's really a nightmare scenario", Garder said. "We aren't releasing mor...

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US Confirms Death Of Militant Involved In USS Cole Bombing

US Confirms Death Of Militant Involved In USS Cole Bombing

Trump wrote on Twitter on January 6 that al-Badawi was killed. On Sunday, via Twitter, the president confirmed it. The man targeted, Jamal al-Badawi, was wanted for his role in the attack on Oct...

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Release of DRC presidential election results to be delayed

Release of DRC presidential election results to be delayed

Congo's Catholic church body CENCO has said it identified the victor based on its own tallies collected by 40,000 observers, though it did not name the winner. In a letter to Congress, Trump said the ...

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Young man dies while taking selfie at Cliffs of Moher

Young man dies while taking selfie at Cliffs of Moher

Emergency services, including a search helicopter, were mobilised as soon as the alarm was raised. A representative of the Indian Embassy is understood to have visited Co Clare yesterday and travell...

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Federal agencies told to hold off pay raises

Federal agencies told to hold off pay raises

Cabinet secretaries were entitled to a jump in annual salary from $199,700 to $210,700. Deputy secretaries would be entitled to a raise from $179,700 to $189,600. Pence called the discussion "producti...

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Pope tells European Union to stop bickering over migrant ships in Epiphany message

Pope tells European Union to stop bickering over migrant ships in Epiphany message

Speaking after the Angelus at St Peter's Square, Pope Francis said: "49 persons rescued from the Mediterranean Sea have been aboard two NGO ships for several days, seeking harbour for disembarka...

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Seattle's TSA officers on verge of quitting over lack of pay

Seattle's TSA officers on verge of quitting over lack of pay

Charlotte and Raleigh-Durham airports in North Carolina had a 10 percent increase in absences according to union president Mac Johnson, and numbers across the country were predicted to get worse when ...

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NASA chief says agency has withdrawn invitation to head of Russia's Roscosmos

NASA chief says agency has withdrawn invitation to head of Russia's Roscosmos

Roscosmos expects official explanations regarding the return visit "in accordance with the earlier received invitation", it said. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said he had rescinded an invitati...

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USS Cole bomber Jamal al-Badawi died in Yemen air strike

USS Cole bomber Jamal al-Badawi died in Yemen air strike

Jamel Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al-Badawi was the al Qaeda operative who the United States believes was responsible for the October 2000 attack on the USA missile destroyer, which resulted in the deaths of...

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Badakhshan Mine Collapse Kills 30

Badakhshan Mine Collapse Kills 30

They were inside when the walls fell in. Along with those killed, dozens were also injured as a landslide and flash flood engulfed the river in the morning in Kohistan district, an area about 110 ki...

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Sisi says Egypt, Israel co-operate against militants

Sisi says Egypt, Israel co-operate against militants

Egypt has been battling an insurgency in the northern Sinai Peninsula for years. Interviewed by anchorman Scott Pelley , Sisi denied having political prisoners and "prisoners of opinion" in priso...

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Pentagon chief of staff Kevin Sweeney resigns after Trump Syria exit

Pentagon chief of staff Kevin Sweeney resigns after Trump Syria exit

He gave no reason for his departure and said only that the time had come to return to the private sector. Rear Admiral Sweeney's resignation comes a month after Defence Secretary James Mattis also...

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Trump inclined to declare national emergency if talks continue to stall

Trump inclined to declare national emergency if talks continue to stall

Trump declared - without citing evidence - that most are Democrats. A variety of strategies are being floated inside and outside the White House. President Donald Trump says he doesn't expect an...

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Idaho teacher accused of feeding sick puppy to turtle found not guilty

Idaho teacher accused of feeding sick puppy to turtle found not guilty

Prosecutor David Morris said the incident occurred in Crosland's classroom at Preston Junior High School, but after normal school hours with four students present. Defense attorneys Reichert and Str...

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'My brother is not a spy' | Ireland

'My brother is not a spy' | Ireland

Russian Federation said Saturday (Jan 5) it wanted an explanation from Washington over the arrest of one of its nationals , as Moscow continued to hold a USA citizen for alleged espionage. Ryabkov re...

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Saudi women to start receiving divorce notice by text message

Saudi women to start receiving divorce notice by text message

Local female lawyers suggest the measure will end what are known as secret divorces - cases where men end a marriage without telling their wives. The lawyer said the regulation will ensure women are...

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Imran Erdogan Meeting: Both leaders meet at Ankara

Imran Erdogan Meeting: Both leaders meet at Ankara

Prime Minister Khan said that Pakistan had ample tourism attraction due to its fascinating hilly ranges, plains, sea and rivers. "India is there, Russian Federation is there, Russian Federation used...

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US Troops Deployed to Central Africa Over Concerns of Violence in Congo

US Troops Deployed to Central Africa Over Concerns of Violence in Congo

The ruling FCC (Common Front for the Congo) told the BBC only the electoral commission is officially allowed to announce results. U.S President Donald Trump has said he ordered the deployment of U.S...

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House Democrats urge sweeping reforms to boost voting access

House Democrats urge sweeping reforms to boost voting access

The bill, which will become the first priority of numerous House's most high-profile committees, is expected to move swiftly through the House of Representatives, but won't pass in the Republican-cont...

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Man attempting to kidnap woman chases her into karate studio

Man attempting to kidnap woman chases her into karate studio

Williams came face to face with the dojo's head karate instructor when he entered the building, however, and ended up leaving the premises on a stretcher. Ephraim asked the man to leave, but instead o...

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Man turns himself in after three children found dead in apartment

Man turns himself in after three children found dead in apartment

Mehmood later surrendered to authorities. Stanton said Mehmood cooperated with detectives who interviewed him. Mehmood appears to have three other children. The woman was taken to the hospital. "E...

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Fiji-born police officer killed in California

Fiji-born police officer killed in California

Gustavo Perez Arriaga , 32, a Mexican national, has been accused of killing Singh around 1 a.m. on December 26. He came to the U.S. illegally and was believed to have been fleeing to Mexico when he ...

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Massive data leak targets German officials including Angela Merkel

Massive data leak targets German officials including Angela Merkel

The hack targeted all of Germany's political parties now represented in the federal parliament, except for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD). Beyond politicians, the leak also exposed the pr...

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Malaysia's king abdicates: palace statement

Malaysia's king abdicates: palace statement

He has also expressed his highest appreciation to the Prime Minister and the government for having given their cooperation in governing the country. "The King, during his tenure, worked to fulfil hi...

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U.S. woman gives birth after being in vegetative state for a decade

U.S. woman gives birth after being in vegetative state for a decade

Since entering the hospital's care, she's been in a complete coma. She said she was assisting a quadriplegic resident out of the shower one day when another CNA entered the room who "just wanted to ...

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ISIS attack: Two British special forces soldiers ‘seriously injured’

ISIS attack: Two British special forces soldiers ‘seriously injured’

The soldiers were hit by an ISIS missile attack on a Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) base in the east Syrian town of Shafa, Deir ez-Zor, Rudaw said. They were reportedly evacuated by United States ...

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Christmas decorations: Why you MUST take your Christmas tree down today

Christmas decorations: Why you MUST take your Christmas tree down today

Consequently, the Christmas decorations, to include the Christmas tree, should be taken down on January 7, the day following Epiphany. The Feast of the Epiphany commemorated by many Christians acros...

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Northern Irish party says it won't back PM's Brexit deal

Northern Irish party says it won't back PM's Brexit deal

The Brexit spokesperson for the DUP, Sammy Wilson, said that he was "more alarmed" than ever regarding the impact that the deal would have on Northern Ireland . Wilson, whose party props up May's g...

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Trump told lawmakers he prefers word 'strike' to government shutdown, sources say

Trump told lawmakers he prefers word 'strike' to government shutdown, sources say

Coming out of the second meeting in the White House Situation Room with the president on Friday , Democrats said the discussions were "contentious". Showing little empathy for the hundreds of thous...

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Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of Union address

Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of Union address

Pelosi defied history in returning to the speaker's office after eight years in the minority, overcoming internal opposition from Democrats demanding a new generation of leaders. That bill passed 241-...

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New Rep. Tells Cheering Crowd: 'We're Going To Impeach The Motherf*cker'

New Rep. Tells Cheering Crowd: 'We're Going To Impeach The Motherf*cker'

Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports. "How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time, done nothing wrong (no Collusion with Russian Federation, it was the Dems ...

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Warren tests anti-corruption theme to cheers in Iowa debut

Warren tests anti-corruption theme to cheers in Iowa debut

Though Warren announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee Monday, Friday's event had all the trappings of a full-throttle presidential campaign. "We need big structural change", ...

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UK's May could seek more time before final Brexit vote

UK's May could seek more time before final Brexit vote

However, it remained unclear whether the vote on the deal would be "meaningful", by allowing MPs to reject Mrs May's deal, or if it would be merely rubber-stamping a deal - potentially after Brexit ha...

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